January is a great time to get the house in order after a busy festive season.

Here’s a few helpful home to do lists for January to get your house back in order.

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Do the post-Christmas cleanup
Pack up Christmas decorations carefully for next year and give your home a thorough cleaning to pick up stray pine needles – especially if you have pets, stray pine needles can be harmful.

Buy flowers and light candles
Boost your spirits & mood on those short winter days by lighting candles (real or battery powered), and add some fresh cut flowers or a new houseplant to freshen the air.

 

Tidy your home’s entrance way
You know that spot you dump everything when you walk through the door.   Tidy that clutter and organise things to their rightful home.

 

Give your kitchen a good clean out!
January’s a great time to go through those cupboards, clear out any old expired junk and give the cupboards a good clean too.

Protect your pipes!

Are you travelling for work or escaping to warmer climates this winter? Don’t let your pipes freeze over whilst you’re away – keep the thermostat turned up and the boiler on just enough to prevent the pipes from freezing over.

 

Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
When was the last time you checked the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? Give those a bit of a check and replace.

Planning a home renovation in 2024? Grab a notebook and start making notes & plans.
Whether you’re thinking of renovating or simply picking a new paint colour for the living room, use downtime in January to do some research and make plans.

For inspiration see some of our website and Instagram photos as these can really help with inspirational ideas.   If you would like more ideas or advice, then, by all means, drop in or send us a list of what you’d like to achieve, and we’ll advise you as to how to make your budget stretch as far as possible.